Criminal Database Analyst

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    2 months ago
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    Drug Control and Crime Prevention, Information and Communication Technology
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8 months

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Description of assignment title
Criminal Database Analyst

Assignment country

Expected start date

Sustainable Development Goal
16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

Volunteer category
International UN Volunteer Specialist

Host entity


Expected end date

Number of assignments

Duty stations

Mission and objectives
UNITAD is the Investigative Team mandated by Security Council resolution 2379 (2017) to support domestic efforts to hold ISIL (Da’esh) accountable their crimes by collecting, preserving, and storing evidence in Iraq of acts that may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide committed by the terrorist group ISIL (Da’esh) in Iraq.
Reflecting the global impact and reach of ISIL terrorist activities, as well as its extensive recruitment of foreign terrorist fighters, the Council has also requested the Special Adviser and Head of UNITAD to promote throughout the world, accountability for acts that may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide committed by ISIL, and work with survivors to ensure their interests in achieving accountability are fully recognized.
In further recognition of the global nature of ISIL crimes, the Council underlined that another Member State in whose territory ISIL has committed acts that may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity, or genocide, may request the Investigative Team to collect evidence of such acts, but only with the approval of the Security Council.
UNITAD is based in Baghdad, Republic of Iraq. Based on the mandate established pursuant to Security Council resolution 2379 (2017) and the Terms of Reference regarding the activities of the Investigative Team in Iraq, as approved by the Security Council on 13 February 2018, UNITAD engages, inter alia, in the following activities:
• Collection of a broad range of existing documentary, digital and testimonial evidence, obtained from actors including Iraqi national authorities, other national governments, victims and witness groups, civil society bodies and international and regional organizations;

• Efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly, and high-quality support rendered to UNITAD and its beneficiaries, including:
• Providing support to UNITAD’s tactical criminal database and working alongside both crime and legal analysts working on cross-cutting cases.
• Working across various teams in UNITAD, managing data and conducting research into ISIL‘s senior leadership, command structures, administration, and revenue capabilities.
•Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated, and documented in all activities throughout the assignment
• This assignment supports volunteerism for peace and development through building capacity around holding those responsibly for profiting from war to account for their role in atrocities committed.

Task description
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Senior Investigator or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Criminal Database Analyst will:
•Support team members with data cleaning from primary or secondary sources and maintaining databases/data systems
•Independently create data visualizations for internal or external use
•Perform ongoing monitoring and refinement of reports
•Provide technical support for existing reports, dashboards, or other tools
•Support investigators, analysts, and legal officers in conducting searches and reviews in ine‑discovery document-review platforms
•Transform structured data from spreadsheets received by investigators and analysts into intostandardized delimited-text files for loading into crime-data analysis and e‑discovery databases
•Identify and analyze errors and inconsistencies in data and provide timely resolutions
•Translate data results into written reports, link charts, timelines, or presentations to provide information to management and investigation teams

Eligibility criteria
27 – 80

Candidate must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment.

Required experience
3 years of experience in I2 Analyst Notebook & iBase database experience, or similar data-modelling experience
• Experience in big-data management and/or scripting in ‘R’ or Python
• Experience managing e-discovery tools (e.g., Relativity) is an advantage
• Data analysis in a security, law firm, law enforcement, or military setting
• Excellent oral-presentation, drafting, formulation, and reporting skills
•Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision under tight deadlines.

Area(s) of expertise
Legal affairs

Driving license

English, Level: Fluent, Required
Arabic, Level: Working knowledge, Desirable

Required education level
Bachelor degree or equivalent in I2 Analyst Notebook & iBase database experience, or similar data-modelling experience

Competencies and values
• Professionalism.
• Integrity.
• Teamwork and respect for diversity.
• Commitment to continuous learning.
• Planning and organizing.
• Communication.
• Flexibility.

Other information
Living conditions and remarks
UN personnel in Iraq operates in a volatile security environment. International personnel operating in Iraq must take online security awareness in the field training (BSAFE) prior to arrival in Iraq and undertake a mandatory Security Induction Awareness Training (SAIT) or SSAFE immediately upon arrival.
Baghdad, Iraq, is a non-family duty station which is classified as Hardship Level E by the United Nations Department of Safety and Security. UN staff members and United Nations Volunteers work and live in a secure compound. Their movements outside the compound are guided by the prevalent UN security guidelines in the duty station.
The official offices of UNITAD will be located inside the “International Zone”, which comprises all UN
Offices operating out of Baghdad.
Stringent security measures are in place throughout the country, and UN Volunteers, as other UN staff, are quite limited in all duty stations in Iraq when it comes to movement. Where travel to Baghdad is required movement within the “International Zone”, is done using armoured vehicles. Currently there are UN flights (UNAMI) covering Iraq and Kuwait. There are many international flights to Erbil, Baghdad and Basrah.
The Rest and Recuperation (R&R) cycle in Baghdad is 4 weeks, with the designated place of R&R being Amman, Jordan. The dominant currency in use in Iraq is USD. The Iraq Dinar is used with an exchange rate of approximately USD 1 = 1,250 Iraqi dinars.
The market is mostly cash-based; both USD and Iraqi Dinar are widely accepted. Payments by credit cards are accepted in a limited number of shops. Inside the UN Compound, there are a number of restaurants and 1 mini market to serve the staff. UN personnel need to be culturally sensitive and adjust to the culture of the country.
Iraq is a unique country that provides for an interesting and enriching environment, but also requires a mature level of cultural awareness, as well as more stamina and commitment than elsewhere to make life comfortable and affordable. Therefore, flexibility and the ability and willingness to live and work in harsh and potentially hazardous conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort, are essential.
The purpose of allowances for international UN Volunteers specialists is to enable the international UN Volunteers to sustain a modest and secure standard of living at the duty station. The allowances are in no way to be understood as compensation, reward, or salary in exchange for volunteer work.
Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA): All international UN Volunteers specialists are entitled to a monthly volunteer living allowance of USD 3,500.00 The purpose of this allowance is to cover the basic living costs of the international UN Volunteer. The allowance is to ensure that the volunteer can sustain a basic, adequate, and safe lifestyle. The monthly allowance rate is a fixed rate for the duty station as established by UNV headquarters.

Inclusivity statement
United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements
Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in line with the applicable host entity policy

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